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Allie Barber (1) of Pittston Area was second in the WVC in scoring last year as a sophomore with 44 goals, 11 assists and 99 points. She is shown here in a game against North Pocono.
Allie Barber (1) of Pittston Area was second in the WVC in scoring last year as a sophomore with 44 goals, 11 assists and 99 points. She is shown here in a game against North Pocono.
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WVC GIRLS SOCCER CAPSULES


Berwick


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 15-0/WVC Champions


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost to Scranton Prep 6-1 in District 2 championship; Lost to Trinity (Camp Hill) 2-0 in first round of PIAAs


Classification: 2A


Coach: Paul DiPippa


Home field: Crispin Field/Salem Elementary Field


Players to watch: Senior - Allison Rinehimer; Juniors- Brianna Floryshak, Olivia Conklin, Olivia Seeley, Olivia Watkins, Carly Montecalvo, Priscilla Mitchell, Nicole Taylor.


Coach’s Outlook: “Nothing has changed as far as layout goes. We expect to compete for the district title like we have for the past four years. These girls have been playing together so much since they’ve been young. They know how to play together.”


Coughlin


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 10-3-2/Fifth


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost 6-0 to Dallas in quarters


Classification: 2A


Coach: Joe Spagnuolo


Home field: Solomon Plains Junior High School


Players to watch: Seniors - Jasmine Barreto, Kaitlyn Pearage, Nora Fazzi, Katrina Kaeser, Stephanie Yankoksi; Juniors - Julia Miller, Megan Lercara, Amber Colleran; Sophomores- Breanne Georgette, Hailee Dumont, Mary Tona, Emma Sukowaski, Casey Lello, Cassidy Steligo


Outlook: After a rebuilding year, Coughlin brings back some of the top midfielders and forwards in the league. They display speed and the ability to strike from outside the penalty box.


Crestwood


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 6-7-2/Ninth


Fall 2012 postseason: None


Classification: 2A


Coach: Russ Kile


Home field: Football stadium


Players to watch: Seniors - Gabby Termini, Meg White, Morgan Kile, Rachael Lackenmier, Autumn Atkinson, Allie Kachel; Juniors - Olivia Termini, Natalie Sulkowski


Outlook: The Comets had an outstanding spring season but field hockey and injuries hampered them more than any other team. Look for Crestwood to rebound and shake the traditional soccer powers this season. Morgan Kile will juggle field hockey and soccer and could be a difference maker.


Dallas


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 14-1/Second


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost 4-1 to Scranton Prep in district semis


Classification: 2A


Coach: Abe Lewis


Home field: High School, Michael Cleary Field


Players to watch: Juniors - Sydney Emershaw, MF; Ruby Mattson, MF; Courtney Wagner, D; Talia Szatkowski, F; Ashley Strazdus, F; Sophomore - Tiffany Zukosky, MF


Coach’s Outlook: “We have a young but talented team. We should be one of the teams to compete for the league title. If we make progress, we should have a good showing for the district title.”


Hanover Area


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 4-9-2/11th


Fall 2012 postseason: None


Classification: 2A


Coach: Brian Bannon


Home field: Football stadium/Hanover Area soccer field


Players to watch: Seniors - Caitlyn Bogart, M; Junior - Larissa Bannon, F


Outlook: The Hawkeyes stumbled down the stretch last year. Hanover Area showed good movement of the ball and could take some of the positives last season, most notably its midfield play, and parlay it into a winning season.


Hazleton Area


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 4-11/12th


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost 8-0 to Wallenpaupack in district semis


Classification: 3A


Coach: Jim Paisley


Home field: Maple Manor Complex (Bishop Hafey field)


Players to watch: Junior - Hayley Wilkinson, GK; Josie Zapotosky, M; Emily Malone, D. Sophomore - Madison Polumbo, M.


Coach’s Outlook: “The team is taking form and are ready for this new year’s challenge. Our Goal is to improve from last season, working together through communication, delivering an upset win over one of the traditional powerhouse teams, and going deeper into the District 2 playoffs.”


Holy Redeemer


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 10-4-1/Sixth


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Valley View in district play-in game


Classification: 2A


Coach: Bob Hughes


Home field: Eddie White Field, Parsons, Wilkes-Barre


Players to watch: Senior - Nina Paoloni, D. Juniors - Emily Schramm, M; Olivia Gregorio, M; Lauren Manganello, M; Sophomores - Lydia Lawson, F; Leeann Wasiakowski, D; Alyson Manley, D; Gabby Tomasura, GK


Coach’s Outlook: “We are looking to build off of a good season last year, we are a young team and are having some good battles for starting spots. We hope to build team chemistry and roster depth early in the season and earn a playoff spot in districts.”


Lake-Lehman


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 11-4/Fourth


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost 1-0 to Berwick in district semis


Classification: 2A


Home field: Football stadium


Coach: Kelly Adamshick


Players to watch: Seniors - Shoshana Mahoney, Emily Sutton, Kaylee Hillard


Outlook: Lake-Lehman played in a different element late in the year compared to the beginning of the season. Expect Sutton to become one of the stronger players in the conference. The team hosts the best wealth of senior experience in the league, and Mahoney is a nature-born forward.


Meyers


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish:1-14/15th


Fall 2012 postseason: None


Classification: 2A


Coach: Thomas Leighton Jr.


Home field: Gordon Avenue


Players to watch: n/a


Outlook: n/a


MMI Prep


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 0-15/16th


Fall 2012 postseason: none


Classification: 1A


Coach: Nino Campagna


Home field: MMI Prep field, Freeland


Players to watch: Mikayla Dov


Nanticoke


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 3-12/14th


Fall 2012 postseason: none


Classification: 2A


Coach: Rich Compton


Home field: Football stadium


Players to watch: n/a


Outlook: n/a


Pittston Area


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 12-3/Third


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost to Lake-Lehman 3-1 in first round of districts


Classification: 2A


Coach: Nicole Tieso


Home field: Primary Center, Rock St., Hughestown


Players to watch: Juniors - Allie Barber, F; Katelyn Pugliese, D; Megan Karuzie, D; Liz Waleski, M; Olivia Giambra, M; Carly Filipski, M; Madison Cardinale, M; Sophomores - Maddy Mimnaugh, F; Sam Mayers, M; Tiffany Tubioli, D


Coach’s Outlook: “We have been working very hard this preseason. We have a number of returning players on offense and defense which gives us more experience on the field. We are looking to improve on our season last year, and we hope to make it back to district playoffs.”dd


Tunkhannock


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 5-8-2/Tenth


Fall 2012 postseason: none


Classification: 2A


Coach: Kaaron Yablonski


Home field: Roslund Elementary, Rte. 29


Players to watch: Seniors - Cheyenne Brown, F; Casey Madden, M; Cassi Werner, F; Juniors - Jessie Ide, D; Traci Kromko, GK; Lexi Tinna, D; Alyson Wilbur, M; Maegan Wrubel, M


Coach’s Outlook: “I look forward to playing those teams that we had close games with last year. When you only get to play each team once, it makes it difficult to try and even the score. We have a good core group returning and we hope to build on the things that we did well on last year.”


Wyoming Area


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 8-7/Eighth


Fall 2012 postseason: None


Classification: 2A


Coach: Mike Sokolas


Home field: 10th Street, Wyoming


Players to watch: n/a


Outlook: n/a


Wyoming Seminary


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 3-10-2/12th


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost 3-0 to Lakeland in the district quarters


Classification: 1A


Coach: Erin Griffin


Home field: Nesbitt Field


Players to watch: Seniors - Christina Thomas, M/D; Jamila Wemple, F. Juniors - Bethany Carpenter, MF; Meera Patel, M/D


Coach’s Outlook: “We have a young team, and we need to put a lot of practice into all positions. The girls have been dedicated and are working hard, and they’re all looking forward to getting into game shape.”


Wyoming Valley West


Fall 2012 WVC Record/Finish: 8-6-1/Seventh


Fall 2012 postseason: Lost 3-0 to Williamsport in district quarters


Classification: 3A


Coach: Mike Davitt


Home field: Spartan Stadium


Players to watch: Seniors - Caris Bevan, F; Elizabeth Hoffman, M; Summer McDonnell, M; Juniors - Paige Heckman, GK; Caitlin Hargrave, D; Alexis Pileggi, M; Rebecca Ritsick, D; Alyssa Shaver, F; Holly Langley, D; Ashlyn Finnegan, D


Coach’s Outlook: “We are a year older with more experience. Our team is looking to take the next step and start becoming more consistent.”

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